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Mario in the News

March, 21 2013
Mario Chalmers is a key cog in the Miami Heat machine. Chalmers has the highest net rating of any guard in the NBA that has played at least 30 games and 24 minutes per game. Net rating is the team’s point differential per 100 possessions, when the player is on the floor. So, when Mario Chalmers plays, the Miami Heat score 15.1 more points than they give up.
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February 14, 2013
What can 10.8 seconds mean?
That was my assignment - to find out what Mario Chalmers' miracle heave means to Bill Self five years later. And I tried to do just that. I really did. But what kept pounding through my head was the fact that Chalmers' shot, his career, means so much to so many people, and Bill Self is just (a very important) one of them.
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January 25, 2013
Former Kansas University basketball guard Mario Chalmers, whose three-pointer against Memphis sent the 2008 NCAA championship game into overtime, on Feb. 16 will become the first member of the title team to have his jersey hung in the Allen Fieldhouse rafters.
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November 10, 2012
The on-court lashings have yet to occur. For the past two seasons, Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers was often on the receiving end of yells from higher-profile teammates when he played poorly. These days, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been quiet when it comes to verbally scolding Chalmers.
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October 24, 2012
He is the point guard on the Best Basketball Team In The World. And if you need the condensed version on how Mario Chalmers' life has changed since he left Kansas, this is a pretty good place to start.
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October 12, 2012
There was a question on Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers's mind, but perhaps he already knew the answer. Just to make sure, he decided to ask anyway. He interrupted Dwyane Wade during an interview near the end of the team's media day last month.
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July 9, 2012
Q&A with Mario Chalmers of the NBA Champion Miami Heat from Sports Illustrated Kids
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June 27, 2012
Mario Chalmers delivered clutch contributions during the Miami Heat's march to its second championship.
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June 20, 2012
People have been yelling at Mario Chalmers his entire life. His father was a sergeant in the Air Force. Bill Self, his coach at Kansas, was at least equally ruthless. Today, it's his teammates from the Miami Heat. They treat him like a glorified grocery bagger.
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June 4, 2012
Spalding and NBA Guard Mario Chalmers to Bring Professional Arena to One Fan's Driveway
Search is on for One Deserving NBA Fan to Win the Ultimate Hoops Makeover and One-on-One Game Against Mario Chalmers
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April 16, 2012
MARIO CHALMERS LOVES his father. He has no problem stating this aloud. It is not, as is typical of most 25-year-old men, a fact that embarrasses him to any degree. His is a love without shame. He will say, his mouth curled into a tight smirk, that his dad, Ronnie, is a "bragger" or a "boaster," but this is not criticism so much as evidence of their closeness.
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March 6, 2012
You know Spalding as the world's largest basketball equipment supplier. Now, the brand has added a trio of young NBAers to serve as brand ambassadors. Sacramento Kings rookie Jimmer Fredette, Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers and Washington Wizards rookie Chris Singleton will each wear newly licensed Spalding sneakers this season.
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February 27, 2012   Best Buddies
Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat brought joy and excitement to a 2nd grade class at Key Biscayne Community School; student Beno Garcia-Murciano was the lucky recipient of the 2011 Miami Gala auction item Take Mario Chalmers to School - purchased by longtime Best Buddies supporter Phillip Levine. Beno had the pleasure of shaking hands with Chalmers, asking him one-on-one questions, and receiving a basketball signed by the basketball star himself.
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February 24, 2012
Mario Chalmers doesn't want you to believe in him. He doesn't want your support. Some people thrive off of positive reinforcement. You know these people. You might be one of them. It's a natural human condition. Chalmers is the opposite of that. Your doubts fuel his soul.
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